The Duet 3 Expansion Mini 2+ is specifically designed for the expansion header of the Duet 3 Mini 5+. It may be possible to use it with other mainboards but this is not supported. It provides 2 x TMC 2209 stepper motors drivers with the same configurability as the 5 mounted on the Duet 3 Mini 5+ (i.e. UART control of all supported TMC2209 features, and stall detection signals).
The main hardware features of the Duet 3 Expansion Mini 2+ are listed below.
|On-board stepper drivers
|2 x TMC2209
|Stepper driver features
|Up to 2.0A peak current (TBC), microstep interpolation from any setting to x256, stall detection, stealthChop2
|Directly mounted on the Duet 3 Mini 5+ Mainboard.
|Up to 2.0A peak current (TBC)
|Input power voltage
|11V to 25V (Via the Duet 3 Mini 5+ expansion header)
|No on board fuses, shared V_FUSED protection from Duet 3 Mini 5+
Compatible RepRapFirmware versions: RRF 3.2 and later on the Duet 3 Mini 5+ mainboard. There is no firmware loaded directly onto the Duet 3 Expansion Mini 2+ itself.
The drivers are numbered "5" and "6" to reference them, for example to assign them as the third and fourth extruder:
M584 X0 Y1 Z2 E3:4:5:6
Importantly Duets are Open:
The Duet 3 Expansion Mini 2+ has mounting standoff holes that align with matching holes on the Duet 3 Mini 5+.
Nylon standoffs are supplied with the Duet 3 Expansion Mini 2+ to mount it securely.
The stepper drivers' heatsinks are connected to the PCB and the majority of the heat is dissipated via the PCB. In many applications passive cooling will be sufficient, especially if the Duet 3 Mini 5+ with Duet 3 Expansion Mini 2+ combination is mounted vertically in a well ventilated position. If active cooling is needed then a fan blowing from the side along the line of the stepper drivers is recommended this should cause airflow across the back of the mini5+ and the back of the Duet 3 Expansion Mini 2+.